DANA WHITE has revealed that his eldest son blanked him after he was caught slapping his wife of 26 years.
A video emerged in January of the UFC CEO striking his wife Anne on New Year’s Eve.
GettyDana White has addressed the aftermath of his New Year’s Eve slap[/caption]
In footage obtained by TMZ, White could be seen saying something to Anne before being slapped.
The 54-year-old then slapped her across the face before the duo were split up.
White later issued a public apology, admitting that it was “horrible” and that there was “no excuse”.
Anne added that it was “out of character”.
Speaking to Sun columnist Piers Morgan, White has opened up on the aftermath of the incident.
Quizzed by Morgan about how his family has moved on from what happened, White said, per the Mail: “I mean everybody was acting like there needs to be some big apology to the world.
“No, the apology was to my kids, for me and my wife.
“Nobody wants to see their dumb drunk parents slapping each other on TMZ, do you know what I mean?
GettyWhite has been married to wife Anne for 26 years[/caption]
“Our oldest son didn’t talk to us for like four days, and the other kids had to deal with some stuff too. It’s embarrassing.
“The only apology that needed to be made was to our children, and the only relationships that needed to be handled immediately, was between us and our kids, and we did it, we handled it and we got through it as a family.”
White faced calls to resign from his position as UFC president at the time.
But he insists that his focus was on mending wounds in his personal life, rather than thinking about work.
He added: “It’s definitely not fun, but it’s something that, you know, as a man, you have to stand up and you have to deal with it and handle your business, take your lumps and deal with whatever comes with it.
As long as you get your family straight, I could give a s*** what everybody else thinks
“But like I said, the most important part of it is to handle it as a family first. As long as you get your family straight, I could give a s*** what everybody else thinks.”
White was this week promoted to the title of UFC chief executive following the promotion’s merger with WWE.
Speaking upon the announcement, White outlined his intentions to stay with the promotion for many more years to come.
The veteran promoter, who has been with the company for 22 years, said: “I’m 54-years-old. I never said my time was up when I was 40.
“When I look at some of these posts and everybody is talking about how old I f***ing look.
“I am f***ing old – that’s how this works. I’m older today than I f***ing was yesterday. That’s how this works. I feel like I’m f***ing 25 again. I’ve been taking my health seriously [and] I feel great.
“When you start talking about my time is up here, the last 20 years have gone by like this [clicks his finger and thumb].
“How fast are the next 20 years gonna go? There is still a lot of work to do. Today was a really, really big day for the sport.”
GettyWhite, 54, became UFC CEO this week following Endeavour’s merger with the WWE[/caption]